Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Adriance Memorial Library. Local History.
- Adriance Memorial Library (Poughkeepsie, NY). Clipping file,
24 cubic ft.
Newspaper clippings pertaining to Dutchess County and Poughkeepsie, with some reference to Ulster and Columbia Counties. Subjects include Adriance Memorial Library, clubs and organizations, towns and villages of Dutchess County, public buildings, art, biography, churches, colleges, government bodies, bridges, business firms, transportation, hospitals, industries, politics, environment, creeks, fires and firemen, Hudson River, education, sports, museums, music, railroads, roads, blacks, national groups, weather, and the history of Dutchess County and Poughkeepsie.
- Adriance Memorial Library (Poughkeepsie, NY). Dutchess County
1 cubic ft.
Miscellaneous letters primarily sent to Dutchess County people with some written by local people; family names include Pearsall, Platt, and Oakley. Subjects include church appointments, village office positions, Poughkeepsie's water supply, family news, legal and financial matters, traveling, and farming. There are numerous letters from Orlando Neely of New York City to his cousin Lucinda M. Pine concerning his romance and the demands of business, 1834-1838, and many from J.F. Barnard to J.B. Moss on legal matters, 1850-1857. Other items of note include Revolutionary War letters, 1778-1783, including one from George Clinton, and a speech by James Tallmadge, Jr., on the death of George Washington, 1800.
Finding aids: Item list.
- Adriance Memorial Library (Poughkeepsie, NY). Poughkeepsie
east-west arterial highway collection, 1965-1975.
5 cubic ft.
Legal papers and correspondence of Joseph Brady, Edward J. Filipowicz, Arthur Greene, and others in local citizens' groups opposing construction of the highway, 1965-1971; reports on the environmental impact of the proposed highway prepared by the New State Dept. of Transportation, 1973-1975; and a transcript of testimony from Roger H. Corbetta given at a public hearing, 1966.
- Poughkeepsie (NY). Records, 1803-1984.
40 linear ft.
Records relating to the city of Poughkeepsie and its earlier existence as a village include minutes, 1803-1984; account books, budgets, and annual reports, 1818-1982; tax lists, 1815-1844; bills, receipts, vouchers, agreements, and other miscellaneous records, 1830-1852, relating to census-taking, hay scales, gunpowder inspection, taxes, the village market, the 1832 cholera epidemic, and general maintenance; court records, 1840-1841; Board of Health reports, 1919-1928; scrapbooks, reports, and miscellaneous records relating to the water supply, 1829-1875; election and voter records, 1834-1955; petitions and complaints to the Trustees, 1824-1840; records of the Overseer of the Poor, ca. 1815; and ordinances and codes.
- Poughkeepsie (NY). Planning Dept. Records, 1936-1980.
1 linear ft.
Minutes of the Planning Board, 1936-1962; and reports and plans concerning city growth and development, land use, economic conditions, coastal management, housing, and zoning, 1938-1980.
Subjects: Land use -- Planning. Coastal zone management --
- Alley Pond Environmental Center. Audio tapes, 1973-1984.
25 audio tapes.
Tapes of conferences and events which took place at the Center. They include New York City-wide environmental education conference, lectures about beekeeping, organic gardening, and history of the Center, in addition to membership and dedication meetings and musical events.
- Alley Pond Environmental Center. Correspondence, 1980-1984.
1 cubic ft.
Correspondence regarding administrative affairs, personnel, programs, finances and fundraising including donation of goods and services.
- Alley Pond Environmental Center. Maps, 1937-1975
1.5 cubic ft.
Topographic and survey maps of Alley Pond Environmental Center and surrounding areas of northeastern Queens. Some maps were drawn by the WPA in the 1930's, others by the New York City Parks Department depicting rehabilitation of the area.
- Alley Pond Environmental Center. Minutes, 1977-1985.
1.4 cubic ft.
Minutes of the Board of Directors including financial reports, reports of various committees, and information about special programs, 1977-1985. Also, bylaws of the Center, incorporation papers, and lease agreement.
- Alley Pond Environmental Center. Office files, 1974-1985.
2 cubic ft.
Correspondence, legal documents, mailing lists, notes regarding programs, workshops, special events and awards, and information on leaders in the environmental movement.
- Alley Pond Environmental Center. Photographs, [ca. 1880]-1985,
4.3 cubic ft.
Photographic prints and slides depict renovation of Alley Pond Environmental Center including clean up of Alley Pond Park and opening of Center. Other photographs show workshops, meetings, educational activities indoors and outdoors, classes, exhibits and staff, 1976-1985. Extensive slide collection depicts various environmental and ecological subjects focusing on Jamaica Bay, Queens, but encompassing areas across United States. Subject categories include birds, fish, flowers, insects, mammals, pollution, reptiles, and trees. Many photographs are identified. Several reproductions of photographs of Alley Pond Park and environs, ca. 1880-1931.
- Alley Pond Environmental Center. Publications, 1975-1985.
3 cubic ft.
Newsletter, 1979-1985; announcements regarding events and educational programs, 1975-1985; press releases and news clippings documenting development, growth and activities of Center, 1977-1984. Also educational booklets and guides to wildlife trails in the Center, descriptions of natural life in Little Neck Bay in northeastern Queens, and general brochures about aspects of nature.